Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan
Section 11. Crosscutting or overarching marine planning policies This section of the Consultation Questionnaire seeks your views on the proposed policy options set out in Section 11 of the Planning Issues and Options Paper. Please indicate in the proposed policy option response boxes below which proposed policy you are commenting on and provide any comments on the preferred option and/or alternative approach, as appropriate. not just for revenue purposes and why there are not other better locations
AP263: The Sustainable Development policy section will be drafted to ensure the economic benefits of existing economic activity, added value and new development proposals are assessed. Consideration will also be given to developing a policy to assess economic impacts.
Policy 3c: As long as bio diversity does not means upsetting the natural balance by allow rolex watches for sale ing new species to develop or existing species to dominate compare to pre exploitation.
These issues relating to biodiversity are addressed in the proposed natural heritage policies including the non native species policy, nature conservation designations and the wider biodiversity and geodiversity, as well as the Environmental Report and the Habitats Regulations Assessment.
Alternative: May need to have staged development with monitoring over sufficient period.
Monitoring will be add rolex watches for sale ressed in the monitoring section of the Draft Plan.
No comments.5General (cross cutting and sectoral policies)
We consider the policy topics identified to be appropriate to this Plan, but would have welcomed further development of additional and more detailed policy options. Commercial Fisheries) the alternatives suggested for presentation of spatial information do not appear to be real alternatives.
Agreed the alternative set out for Commercial fisheries is not a clear alternative. The responses to this consultation will inform the selection and development of an appropriate policy for Commercial Fisheries.
Within the Plan, two way cross referencing between policies (both across and within overarching and sectoral policies) as well as reference to the guiding principles will be important to ensuring its overall coherence. A summary schematic in the Plan introduction could be helpful to assisting users to identify policies of key relevance to their particular interests.
AP264: Amendments will be made to the individual matrix topics and these will be represented in the appropriate sections but the whole matrix will not be reproduced. As man rolex watches for sale y interactions can have both positive and negative effects, these effects will not be weighted but the key issues will be discussed in the supporting text.
We feel that the proposed range of crosscutting policy areas is appropriate to this marine plan, but suggest that Marine Safety (which is currently included rolex watches for sale in sectoral policy 13) might be considered an overarching policy area. We would also suggest that dredging be moved from sectoral policy 16 (Marine Aggregates) to sectoral policy 14 (Ports and harbours) as the main dredging activity is capital and maintenance dredging, and associated dredge spoil disposal, associated with ports and harbours. Dredging for any future aggregate extraction would by definition be about permanent removal of material from the seabed/intertidal zone. The Plan should also be cross referenced to relevant policies in Orkney and Highland LDPs with respect to commercial extraction of sand.
AP265: Consideration of Marine Safety issues will be developed in the marine transport policy section.